It’s a pain in the foot for caddie Henley

HONOLULU – There is no good time to develop a case of gout in the feet. But for a caddie, it’s especially painful on a day when you have a tour of duty that you will not relinquish.

“I thought about it, but he wouldn’t hear it,” Brian Gay said, when asked if he considered letting his caddie, Kip Henley, skip Thursday’s first round at the Sony Open in Hawaii.

Four holes into the round, Henley removed his right sneaker and went barefoot to try and relieve the pain. But after walking eight or nine holes with a noticeable limp, he felt his back tightening up. Thus did he remove the left sneaker and go completely barefoot.

“It’s painful,” Henley said, “but more than that, it’s embarrassing.”

With Gay off this morning in Round 2, Henley was just spotted in the putting green. The good news is, he was in his sneakers. The bad news is, there’s still a long walk ahead.

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